ERIC Number: ED051981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Language Interference and Visual Perception for Native and Puerto Rican Speakers of English in Second Grade.
Golazeski, Clare T.
This study sought to determine whether language interference would have a significant effect on visual perception and whether the effect would be more noticeable for boys than for girls. For this cross-cultural study, second-grade pupils were employed. One group of 59 resided in Puerto Rico; the second group of 63, in New Jersey. The sample groups were matched in group means in chronological age and reading and spelling grades. In addition to their regular course of elementary school studies, the Puerto Rican children had been instructed in aural-oral English skills for 2 years. Both groups used the manuscript form of writing only. All subjects were administered the Figure and Ground Test from the Holmes-Singer Language Perception Tests, Series E-J, to determine any significant differences in visual perception. The 2 x 2 factorial with unequal n's revealed no statistically significant differences between the two groups. In the ANOVA performed, no significant difference was noted between the performance of boys and girls. Test materials, tables, and a bibliography are included. (Author/AW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Graduate School of Education.
Note: Master of Education Thesis, Rutgers University